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April Technical Meeting

Date: 4/11/2011
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In addition to the distinguished technical speaker, we will be honored to have Dr. Aziz Asphahani, giving a Coffee talk about the ASM-Materials Camp program and the ASM-Foundation "Pick-up the Pace" campaign. Dr. Asphahani is a NACE-Fellow and ASM-Fellow. Dr. Asphahani served as NACE Director-1983, as ASM President-2001 and as ASM-Materials Education Foundation Chairman-2004.


Save the date, Monday, April 11, 2011, for the ASM/AFS-SWE Joint Technical Meeting at the Pere Marquette Hotel.

Young Members Night - Students get in for free!!!

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011

Location: Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, IL

4:30††††† Social Hour

5:30††††† Dinner

††††††† Announcements & Break

6:30††††† Technical Talk - See below

7:30††††† Dismiss

Parking is available on the street or in the hotel parking deck.Attendees that park in the hotel deck can bring their parking ticket to the meeting to be validated.The cost of dinner is subsidized and will be $18 at the door (Free for Students!!). For reservations, please contact CG at 309-578-3339 or Garud_Chirayu_V@cat.com.

Materials for Aircraft Turbine Engines

Dr. David Furrer, FASM

Senior Fellow Discipline Lead

Pratt & Whitney

Materials and Process Engineering

Abstract: Modern commercial aircraft require unprecedented fuel efficiency, performance and overall cost requirements.There are many challenges and opportunities regarding the development and deployment of materials for aircraft propulsion systems.Materials advances are being realized in the areas of increased material temperature, advanced coatings, as well as in high pressure / high temperature sealing, and overall component and system weight reduction.In additional to increased materials capabilities, reduction in component costs and time to delivery are driving many unique and advanced materials and process solutions.Computer-based modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes has become a near-standard part of current industrial design methods.Forged and cast components are being designed for end system application and for manufacturability through the use of simulation tools.Process models also provide critical information about the thermo-mechanical history of the materials being processed, such as temperature, time, strain, strain-rate, etc.This thermo-mechanical history from the process models is being linked to microstructure evolution models and subsequent mechanical property models to provide needed location-specific predictions throughout the cross-section of components.An overview of current and future trends will be presented.

Speaker: Dr. Furrer is the Senior Fellow Discipline Lead for the Materials and Processes Engineering organization at Pratt & Whitney.He is responsible for leading the Pratt & Whitney Materials Discipline Leaders and Materials Fellows in the development of technical strategy and the development/improvement of engineering standard work for all processes in the discipline. David also supports the ongoing development, design, manufacturing, and aftermarket and service investigation materials projects.Additionally, Dr. Furrer oversees the overall discipline health and technical leadership, critical skill identification, and the Fellows program, among other initiatives.

Previously, he was Chief of Strategic Materials and Process Technology at Rolls-Royce Corporation, where he led the development and acquisition of advanced materials and processes, such as CMCs, OMCs, advanced structural alloys, coatings, graded-microstructure components, and materials and process modeling technology.†† David also worked at Ladish Co., Inc. for a number of years where he developed and delivered unique thermo-mechanical processing technology for aerospace and general industrial industries. He is a specialist in computational modeling and simulation of engineering materials and manufacturing processes. He has over 20 years experience in the areas of aerospace materials engineering, including forging manufacture, and materials and process modeling. In addition to previously working within the aerospace and forging industry, he has been an adjunct professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he taught materials and manufacturing technology courses within the Mechanical Engineering Department.

David has been an active member of ASM-International, supporting AeroMat conference activities, Advanced Materials and Processes Magazine Editorial Committee, and the Handbook Committee.He has been elected to the ASM Board of Trustees in 2010. David has received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Doctorate of Engineering from the Universitšt Ulm, Germany.

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